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In Topic: Difference between enterprise drives and regular ones?

27 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

I don't think he was referring to flash drives... would they cost the same as normal ones? And the warranty be the same?

Typically I would think not. I was assume, as stated earlier in the thread, that the warranty period would be much great but that would come with an additional investment. As far as the description goes, I believe it can be applied to the basic philosophy of enterprise class drives in general. Meaning; thee is no standard other than an expectation that they would be more reliable and capable of greater workloads than "consumer" drives.

In Topic: Difference between enterprise drives and regular ones?

27 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

According to Wikipedia,

"Enterprise flash drives
Enterprise flash drives (EFDs) are designed for applications requiring high I/O performance (IOPS), reliability, and energy efficiency. In most cases an EFD is an SSD with a higher set of specifications compared to SSDs that would typically be used in notebook computers. The term was first used by EMC in January 2008, to help them identify SSD manufacturers who would provide products meeting these higher standards.[23] There are no standards bodies who control the definition of EFDs, so any SSD manufacturer may claim to produce EFDs when they may not actually meet the requirements. Likewise there may be other SSD manufacturers that meet the EFD requirements without being called EFDs"

In Topic: Batman Arkham City

27 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

Totally off the given topic but does anyone know where I can download a demo for this? I want to check out some of the advanced features and test them on my system before I commit to buying the game.

In Topic: Is this possible?

27 January 2012 - 07:17 AM

How would your control system work? What would be the point of the mouse at that point if you are physically reorienting your body in space? As far as the sound goes, not only would you have to change the physical position of the speakers with your viewpoint, you would also have to have software to tell the sound system which direction you're facing so the sound positions can be adjusted to match. In real time. Barring that you would have to have a dedicated positional audio system. This wouldn't be a matter of front/ back/ side but more than likely use a 360 degree reference system with fixed 0 point. The software would then need to share hat same reference point to be able to shunt audio to the appropriate sound channel. I agree your best bet would be to go with multiple overlapping projectors and a 360 screen of some kind. Maybe a dome to reference the overhead points. Also, it would need to extend to the floor, with a group of large LCD panels in the floor to simulate ground cover.

Screw it, just get a holodeck!

In Topic: NVIDIA 285.62 driver unstable?

26 January 2012 - 06:44 AM

I was having the same issue with my BFG GT285 OCX on my Dell system. However, after installing it in my new self-built system I haven't had the problem. It would crash during gaming almost exclusively, with certain games being less susceptible than others, but all of them would timeout during play. now; not a one has had that problem, and this is with the current release drivers. My current system is a much higher bandwidth than my i7 920 Dell was, so maybe that does have an effect, but I don't recall having this problem until the middle of last year.